As an industry, retail’s reputation for providing software security has taken some hits. The top 15 data breaches of the current century include Target in 2013, with account information on an estimated 110 million customers compromised; TJX in 2006, with 94 million credit cards exposed; and Home Depot in September 2014, with about 56 million customer credit/debit cards compromised. Here is a look at how retailers can beef up their security to ensure that data breaches are a thing of the past.
Taylor Armerding is an award-winning journalist who left the declining field of mainstream newspapers in 2011 to write in the explosively expanding field of information security. Currently a senior InfoSec writer with Synopsys, Taylor has previously written for CSO Online and the Sophos blog Naked Security. When he’s not writing he hikes, bikes, golfs, and plays bluegrass music. Follow him on Twitter @tarmerding2.